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The opening night of Un-convention will see showcase performances from:
Los Angeles / Reykjavik based singer/songwriter/violin guy Roland Hartwell has been creating one helluva buzz with his alt/pop/rock band Cynic Guru, which combines elements of Tears For Fears, The Beatles and leftfield oddness into an affable pop mix. A violinist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (who’ve also crossed musical paths with native daughter Bjork), Hartwell has played for Dr. Dre, Cher, P. Diddy, Mandy Moore, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Brian Adams, Leanne Rimes, Dionne Warwick, and Barry White.
It’s summer and you don’t want to hang out in the record store. Pacific! thought about that for some time and then we decided to release a T-shirt with a design made by our visual collaborator, the French illustrator Stephane Manel. The T-shirt comes with download codes attached in the neck so that you can download our best remixes made by the incredible French artist Breakbot (Moshi Moshi Records) and the new hot Swedish act The Touch (Trunkfunk Records).
Down the Tiny Steps are a Glasgow-based electro-folk-pop trio.That sounds cack, but they are not. They spend most of their time carving pop classics from the very tissue of their souls. Songwriter, Jonnie Common records 24hours a day, hooked up to a phantom powered saline drip. He has written over 250 songs and is prepared to admit that at least 10 of them might be pish.
A seven track studio album has been completed and is due for release in late September. This will be preceded by a one track single due for release in late August. A short tour is currently being put together to coincide with the album release. A ten track compilation of 4-track and live recordings ‘Other Songs From Lakes’ is also nearly complete, though a release date has yet to be confirmed
Tickets are available for Sunday nights Showcases priced at £7
Alternatively, Full Event Tickets which allow entry for all panel, networking, acoustic, and evening showcases from Sunday through to Tuesday are available for the advance price of £25
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